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Council denies Rushing Street repair offer
Also withholds funds for streetscape project
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The Richmond Hill City Council voted Tuesday to turn down a proposal from the Rushing Street developer to repair roads there.
The council also voted to withhold funds from the company responsible for the renovated Henry Ford Streetscape in front of city hall
The votes came during the council’s regular meeting following a closed session to discuss pending litigation.
Mayor Harold Fowler said Wednesday the Rushing Street proposal was declined but that the council is in favor of continuing negotiations with developer Lamar Smith. 
Council member Russ Carpenter said Thursday there is some disagreement about what it will take to repair the roads. He called Smith’s proposal a “low-ball” offer.
“Rushing Street residents have put up with bad roads for long enough, and the city is going to do everything it can to get the roads fixed,” while still holding the developer responsible, Carpenter said.

For more, pick up a copy of the Dec. 25 edition of the News.

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